Hate on parade
0 comment Monday, June 23, 2014 |
The British media commentators have been writing more perceptively on the election in some cases than have our homegrown 'news' media. Here is another example (H/T David Thompson)
...Hatred is the most powerful emotion in politics. At present, American liberals are not fighting for an Obama presidency. I suspect that most have only the haziest idea of what it would mean for their country. The slogans that move their hearts and stir their souls are directed against their enemies: Bush, the neo-cons, the religious right.
In this, American liberals are no different from the politically committed the world over. David Cameron knew that he would never be Prime Minister until he had killed the urgent hatred of the Conservative party in liberal England. A measure of his success is that hardly anyone now is caught up by the once ubiquitous feeling that no compromise is too great if it stops the Tories regaining power. Hate can sell better than hope.''
I haven't read the comments following the article; judging by the discussion at Thompson's blog, the commenters at the original article became predictably ugly; after all, we are talking about rabid leftists here.
'Hate' is an overused word, particularly by the left, but it isn't too strong a word for much of the liberal/leftist reaction to Mrs. Palin. She represents everything they seethe with loathing for: rural White people, small-town people, 'right-wing' Christians, large families, traditional American values. They would obliterate all these things if they could flip a switch and do so, and it angers them that they cannot.
I notice the latest attack against her is because of her church's stance on homosexuality.
Now it will be open season on conservative Christians, and I am sure the left is thrilled that Mrs. Palin attends a 'homophobic' church so that they may bash her in furtherance of their pro-homosexual agenda.
Even those of you who have taken a dislike to Mrs. Palin should see that she is going to stand in for the rest of us in being the target of these attacks. She represents most of the aspects of the old America that are anathema to the left, and they won't spare her.
We ain't seen nothin' yet.

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